Olivia Chény holds a Ph.D. in Food Science (Taste Neurophysiology) from Université Paris-Sud.
After acquiring expertise in clinical research (CEA) and epidemiology (INSERM), Olivia Chény joined the Institut Pasteur in 2009 as a clinical research coordinator at the Integrated Clinical Research Center. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as a project manager at the Grants Office of the Institut Pasteur. In charge of the analysis of the ethico-regulatory issues of the projects for European funding request (H2020), she also accompanies the scientists of the Institut Pasteur in the preparation and follow-up of their national and European funding applications.
In 2016, Olivia Chény joined CRT’s Clinical Core as clinical project manager. She assists scientists in the conception of their projects involving the human beings and writing study documents. She also manages and coordinates the ethico-regulatory process, the implementation of projects, their follow-up until their closure.
Besides those main activities, she has been a lecturer in several courses about ethical and regulatory compliance organized at the Institut Pasteur (Clinical Trials and Tropical Infectious Diseases, 2011-… ) and the CREPIN Course (Clinical Research in the Institut Pasteur International Network), in the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia. Since 2017,she is registered as ethic expert for European Commission.